GPs feel guilty over PSA testing dilemma

Many Australian GPs feel personally responsible for the consequences of their PSA testing approach and experience guilt and self-blame as a result, say public health researchers from the University of Sydney.

Interviews with 32 male and female GPs from urban and rural areas revealed a common thread of uncertainty and conflict about whether to perform PSA testing in asymptomatic men.

"GPs reported the difficulties of needing to choose between potential harms (eg, incontinence and impotence) and the